Getting better after a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury takes time. This process places stress on the person, family, friends, and everyone else involved. People that are trained to deal with each situation can help to make the process faster and easier. These situations include:
- Anger, guilt, and holding grudges
- Sadness and self-pity
- Random bad days and good days
- “What if” questions
- Making choices
- Mental health and learning disability
- Drug use
- Family and social relationships
The resources listed here offer different levels of behavioral treatments and supports through:
- Outpatient programs
Outpatient programs allow the person to get treatment in a stable place. These program allows a person to function on their own. Outpatient programs are aimed at lowering the present signs and symptoms of an injury. This level of treatment depends on how the injury shows itself and targets:
- Problem solving
- Lowering the signs and symptoms
- Preventing going to a higher level of care
- Holistic treatment
Holistic treatment involves the mind, body, and spirit when treating the person’s health needs. Some mental health experts have found that people respond to these methods to meet their needs and reach their goals.
- Integration services
A list of options to help people with more than one mental illness. People with substance use problems can also be helped by these services. Proper help can make a difference between success or a long struggle.
- Home Services
Help for mental problems to prevent the need to be hospitalized. These services give at home care to reach recovery. The help given aims to prevent the need for an outpatient program.